Tsepo wa Mamatu
Tsepo wa Mamatu (1980-) is an academic, drama lecturer, playwright, actor and director and visual artist.
He studied drama at thew University of the Witwatersrand, obtaining a BA (Dramatic Art) in 2003, and a MA in African Literature and Film in 2007, with a thesis which critiqued the work of of filmmaker Leon Schuster, based on race and critical theory.
He was a lecturer in the University of the Witwatersrand Drama Department for many years, later becoming a senior lecturer, and at one time deputy head. In 2013 however, he was expelled on account of numerous accusations of sexual misconduct brought by students, accusations he admitted to a year later on Twitter. This scandal led to his work being rejected for performance by the inaugural Cape Town Fringe Festival, and the National Arts Festival in 2014 - and a national discussion of the role of the artist, artistic integrity, and the intricacies of censorship.
His contribution as playwright
He was the 2009 Johannesburg Repertory Fellow
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